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anti-cool - Plena Rondo: Leaving Language

Documentary Film: 72min Location: Japan & Argentina Languages: English, Japanese, Esperanto with English subtitles

PLENA RONDO, follows a Japanese performance artist, on a sixty-day experiment to master the world’s easiest and most egalitarian language, Esperanto, using only free learning tools. Subsequently the experiment takes us on a journey from Japan to Buenos Aires on an exploration of the political, philosophical and personal beliefs of many of the people at the heart of this social/ linguistic movement. On this journey we discover how English becomes the international language and the process of how languages die out. The film leaves us with many questions regarding the place and power of language, in a globalised yet increasingly unequal world.

Produced, Directed and Written by anti-cool.

Image: anti-cool, film still from Plena Rondo: Leaving Language

Image: anti-cool, film still from Plena Rondo: Leaving Language